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DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES (MET 2019)
Metropolitan Opera Cinema Season DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES (MET 2019) Saturday 11 May 5:00PM
Wednesday 15 May 6:30PM
  • Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Runtime: 3hrs 29mins approx, 1 interval
  • Screening: LIVE and ENCORE
  • Tickets: £17, Concessions £15 (includes 50p commission)
  • Venue: STUDIO
  • With: Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force), Adrianne Pieczonka (Mme Lidoine), Erin Morley (Constance), Karen Cargill (Mère Marie), Karita Mattila (First Prioress), David Portillo (Chevalier de la Force), Dwayne Croft (Marquis de la Force)

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Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Poulenc’s masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins, shy Blanche becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioress.. Blanche’s aristocratic family flees the Terror, but she remains behind, struggling between her fear of the guillotine and her duty to the convent. When the nuns are expelled from the convent and threatened with death, Blanche must make an agonising decision. In the shattering final scene, the nuns walk towards the guillotine singing Salve Regina: Their voices are cut off, one by one, with each stroke of the blade, until all are silenced.
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